Mysteries from the history of ancient music / Evgeny V. Gertsman ; translated from the Russian by Peter R. Weisensel.
- Standardized Title:
- Taĭny istorii drevneĭ muzyki. English
- [English edition].
- Minneapolis, Minnesota : University of Minnesota, 2017.
- Minnesota Mediterranean and East European monographs ; 21.
Minnesota Mediterranean and East European Monographs ; no. 21
xiii, 433 pages : charts ; 26 cm.
- Music -- To 500 -- History and criticism.
Music, Greek and Roman -- History and criticism.
Music, Byzantine -- History and criticism.
Music -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Music, Greek and Roman.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- Part 1: Files of the Informants: Chapter 1. Mysteries of the Sources: something From What Has Survived. Chronology of the documents. Scribes and Dates. The Famous Euclid vs. the Unknown Cleonides. Pseudo-Aristotles. n Plutarch's Name Reincarnation of a Pythagorean. Pagan or Christian? Byzantine Ptolemais
Chapter 2. The Unknown Eyewitnesses: Gaudentius Represented by Cassiodorus. The Greek with a Roman Family Name. Bellermann's Anonymous. the Faces of Bacchius the Elder. A Few Words about Alypius. In Search of a Author. Between the Tenth and Fourteenth Centuries and No Earlier.
Chapter 3. Byzantine Traces in an Ancient Work. Longinus, Pseudo-Longinus and Others. Sound or Tune? Adventure of Paraphonia. Eclectics or Contemporaries?
Part 2: Ancient Affairs: Chapter 4. The Lost Centuries: Prelude to the Catalogue. Chronological Catalogue of Ancient Musicians. A Strange History. What and When Did the Amazons Play?
Chapter 5. A Discussion Ten Centuries Old: Those Strange Ancient Greeks. Damon of Athens. Harmonics of Plato and Aristitle. The Hibeh Papyrus. the Herculaneum Papyrus. Against Those Experienced in Music. On the Threshold of Solving One Mystery.
Part 3: The Byzantine Files: Chapter 6. Ancient Notation in Byzantine Times: A Soundless Era. The Destruction of Documents: A Hypothesis. Surviving Manuscripts. The Church, Chanters, and Singing with Notes. Question for Aristoxenus. Five with Notes. and At the Same Time in the West...
Chapter 7. Who Are You, John of Damascus?: Byzantium without Composers. The Hymnographical Style. The Melurgical Style. an Old Portrait. the Creator of the Octoechos System? Against Chanting by Echoi. The Creator of Octoechos? One of the Melurgoi?
Chapter 8. When did John Koukouzeles Live?: The Renewal Chants. The First Vita of St. John Koukouzeles. The Second Vita of St. John Koukouzeles. A Nonmusical digression. If He Was Born in Dyrrachium. Intrepretation of the Documents. Verses for Music. The Inconvenient Epithet "Ancient" was Protopsaltes John Glykes the Patriarch?
Conclusion: Questionalble Knowledge. Virtual and Actual History of Music. The Irregular Beat of the Clock. If It Were Possible.
- Includes bibliographical references: (page 431-433).
- Weisensel, Peter R., translator.
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